Irresistible Homemade Banana-Nut Waffles Recipe

Step right up, fellow foodies! Let’s talk about a breakfast that will make your morning routine all the more worthwhile. I am delighted to introduce you to our latest creation: banana-nut waffles that are both gluten-free and vegan. These delicious waffles are the perfect way to start your day on the right foot, packed with flavor that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Whether you’re a vegan, gluten-free or just looking for a healthier breakfast option, these waffles will blow your mind. The recipe features ripe bananas with rich nutty flavors from walnuts and pecans. Plus, with the use of gluten-free flour and non-dairy milk, this recipe is completely allergen-friendly without sacrificing taste.

The recipe comes together beautifully in less than 30 minutes, meaning you can whip up some freshly-made waffles before running out the door for whatever you have ahead. And believe me; it’s well worth making time for these moist and fluffy waffles, served hot off the griddle.

So get ready to tantalize your taste buds and kick start your day with a filling breakfast treat that is both healthy and easy to make. Trust us, once you try them, you’ll find yourself making banana-nut waffles every chance you get.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana-Nut Waffles (Gluten-Free and Vegan)
Banana-Nut Waffles (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

If you are looking for a breakfast recipe that will satisfy your cravings without leaving you feeling guilty, you’ll want to give these Banana-Nut Waffles a try. This gluten-free and vegan recipe combines the goodness of ripe bananas, nutty flavors from walnuts and pecans, and the lightness of oat flour to create perfect waffles that are healthy and absolutely delicious.

But why should you love this recipe? First of all, it’s easy to make. With just a handful of gluten-free ingredients, including ripe bananas, oat flour, almond milk, and chopped nuts, you can whip up these waffles in no time. And because they are egg-free and dairy-free, they are also suitable for anyone who follows a vegan diet.

Furthermore, this recipe is customizable. You can switch up the nuts or add in some chocolate chips to indulge in the decadence of dessert for breakfast. You can even make the batter ahead of time and store it in the fridge overnight so that you can have freshly cooked waffles in the morning without any hassle.

What makes these banana-nut waffles even better is that they are not only healthy but also incredibly satisfying. The mashed bananas add natural sweetness to the batter so that there is no need for additional sugar. Instead of butter or oil, this recipe uses coconut oil, which is healthier and tastier as well.

Finally, these waffles are versatile enough to suit any occasion. They make a great breakfast for busy mornings when you need something quick and filling, but they’re fancy enough for brunch with friends too. You can serve them with fresh fruit or drizzle some maple syrup over them for extra sweetness.

In conclusion, this banana-nut waffle recipe strikes the perfect balance between nutrition and taste. It’s packed with wholesome ingredients that will fuel your day without compromising on flavor or texture. So go ahead and give this vegan and gluten-free recipe a try today- your tummy (and taste buds) will thank you!

Ingredient List

 Start your morning off right with these delicious gluten-free and vegan Banana-Nut Waffles!
Start your morning off right with these delicious gluten-free and vegan Banana-Nut Waffles!

Here’s everything you will need to make Banana-Nut Waffles, which are gluten-free and vegan!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour (you can use regular oats or any other gluten-free flour if oat flour is not available)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups plant-based milk (such as soymilk, almond milk, or rice milk)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey (you can substitute maple syrup or coconut sugar for a completely vegan recipe)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Optional Additions:

  • For chocolate lovers: add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the waffle batter
  • For peanut butter fans: spread peanut butter on top of each waffle and drizzle with maple syrup for a delicious twist

All ingredients should be gluten-free and vegan to maintain the integrity of the recipe. You can find most of these ingredients at your local grocery store, but be sure to check labels and ingredient lists carefully.

The Recipe How-To

 These fluffy waffles are loaded with the perfect balance of sweet banana flavor and crunchy nutty goodness.
These fluffy waffles are loaded with the perfect balance of sweet banana flavor and crunchy nutty goodness.

Step 1: Getting the Ingredients Ready

First things first. Gather your ingredients and measure them correctly so we can start making our delicious Banana-Nut Waffles. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the gluten-free ingredients listed, as I’ll show you substitutes that you can use.

Step 2: Preparing the Dry and Wet Ingredients

In two separate bowls, whisk together the dry and wet ingredients. In one bowl, mix the oat flour, almond flour, coconut flour, walnuts, pecans, salt, and baking powder. On the other bowl, blend in your mashed ripe bananas, vanilla extract, non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar (this helps act as an egg substitute), honey, and vegetable oil.

Step 3: Incorporating the Two Mixtures

Combine your wet and dry ingredients into one mixing bowl using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mix all of the ingredients well until they are smooth and evenly incorporated.

Step 4: Cooking the Waffles

Preheat your waffle maker according to its instructions. Once heated, use cooking spray or oil to prevent sticking. Using a ladle, pour approximately ⅓-1/2 cup batter into each section of your waffle maker and cook for about 3-5 minutes depending on your appliance.

Step 5: Serve Warm and Toppings Ideas

Enjoy warm with toppings of your choice such as peanut butter spread, maple syrup or sliced bananas on top of these scrumptious Banana-Nut Waffles!

Pro Tip: You can always make extras and store them in an airtight container in your fridge or freezer for quick breakfast options during busy mornings!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs eggs and wheat flour when you can whip up these mouthwatering waffles without them?
Who needs eggs and wheat flour when you can whip up these mouthwatering waffles without them?

Kick things up a notch by customizing these banana-nut waffles with different flavors and ingredients. For instance, you can swap out the pecans or walnuts for almonds or hazelnuts to give your waffles a new twist. If you want to make the recipe even healthier, consider using almond flour or coconut flour instead of oat flour. Additionally, you can play around with the milk you use. Swap out the soymilk for other kinds of milk like rice milk or oat milk to give it a unique taste.

If you love chocolate, try adding some dark chocolate chips into the batter as well. You could also add some peanut butter to the mix to create an extra nutty flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider making buckwheat banana bread waffles or even adding some apple slices on top for some additional texture and flavor.

For those that prefer a more savory option, try making these waffles without any sweetener at all and then topping them off with some savory items like avocado or hummus.

No matter which variation you try, these waffles are sure to impress!

Serving and Pairing

 A gluten-free and vegan breakfast has never tasted so good!
A gluten-free and vegan breakfast has never tasted so good!

These banana-nut waffles are a delicious and satisfying breakfast or brunch option. To serve them up, I recommend topping them with extra chopped walnuts or pecans for some added crunch, and drizzling them with maple syrup or honey (if not strictly vegan). For a more decadent twist, a dollop of peanut butter would pair perfectly with the banana-nut flavors.

When it comes to pairing these waffles, I suggest opting for fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries or blueberries to add a pop of color and freshness. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, vegan whipped cream or coconut cream can also be a great accompaniment.

These waffles are perfect for sharing with friends and family on a lazy weekend morning. I love to set up a waffle bar with various toppings and let everyone create their own customized stack of waffles.

Lastly, don’t underestimate the versatility of these banana-nut waffles. They make for a great snack throughout the day, especially when topped with some almond butter or mashed bananas. Now, grab a plate and dig in!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your taste buds will be thanking you after savoring these crispy golden treats with a warm and nutty aroma that fills your kitchen.
Your taste buds will be thanking you after savoring these crispy golden treats with a warm and nutty aroma that fills your kitchen.

These Banana-Nut Waffles taste so good that you might want to make a double batch on weekends! Thankfully, these crispy and tasty waffles are easy to store and reheat for later consumption.

To make ahead, let the waffles cool completely and store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the fridge or freezer. If storing in the fridge, the waffles will last up to 5 days. If storing in the freezer, they will last up to 2 months.

When reheating the waffles from the fridge, simply pop them into a toaster or toaster oven until they are warmed through (around 2-3 minutes). For frozen waffles, first thaw them out in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for about 30 minutes before reheating them the same way.

The waffles stay crispier if reheated in an oven, which works best for thawed-out waffles. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place your waffles on a baking sheet. Bake them for 10-15 minutes until they are warm and crispy.

To add some excitement to your morning, drizzle pancake syrup, chocolate sauce or peanut butter on top of your reheated Banana-Nut Waffles. Sprinkle some chopped walnuts, pecans or sliced bananas on that too if you feel like jazzing it up further!

Tips for Perfect Results

 I've yet to meet someone who doesn't love waking up to the fragrance of waffles cooking in the morning!
I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t love waking up to the fragrance of waffles cooking in the morning!

To ensure that your banana-nut waffles turn out delicious and perfect, follow these helpful tips.

1. Don’t Overmix the Batter:

Overmixing the batter can result in tough, dense waffles. Be sure to mix the ingredients until just combined, leaving some lumps in the batter.

2. Let the Batter Rest:

After mixing the ingredients, let the batter rest for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the baking powder to activate and creates lighter and fluffier waffles.

3. Add Nuts After Mixing:

If you want your waffles to have a nice crunch with each bite, add the chopped nuts after mixing the batter. This ensures that they are evenly distributed throughout the batter and won’t sink to the bottom of your waffle maker.

4. Check Waffle Maker Temperature:

Different waffle makers have different temperature settings, so it’s important to adjust accordingly. Preheat your waffle maker and use it as instructed by the manufacturer’s manual for best results.

5. Use a Measuring Cup for Perfect Portions:

Measuring cups help ensure that all of your waffles are uniform in size, cook evenly and at a similar time. Use a 1/4 or 1/2 cup measuring cup to ladle out your batter.

Remember to keep an eye on your cooking times, as gluten-free vegan waffles sometimes need a bit longer than traditional ones. With these tips, you’ll be able to create deliciously fluffy banana-nut waffles every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these gluten-free and vegan banana-nut waffles are truly a one-of-a-kind recipe that combines the delicious sweetness of bananas with the crunchiness of nuts. They make an excellent breakfast or brunch option that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized for the rest of your day.

Whether you’re vegan or gluten-free, you don’t have to miss out on savoring the flavors of delicious waffles. These banana-nut waffles only require a few basic ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen to whip up a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

So what are you waiting for? Gather up all the ingredients and try making these waffles today. With their fluffy texture, irresistible flavor and guilt-free indulgence, they’re guaranteed to become a new favorite in your household. Enjoy them with your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, fresh berries or nut butter for an extra kick. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Banana-Nut Waffles (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Banana-Nut Waffles (Gluten-Free and Vegan) Recipe

Everybody loves these (not just people on special diets)! For a special treat, substitute blueberries or vegan chocolate chips for the nuts.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 6 waffles
Calories 299.7 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1 3/4 cups soymilk or 1 3/4 cups rice milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 1/2 cup walnuts or 1/2 cup pecans

Instructions
 

  • Heat waffle iron.
  • Beat bananas, milk substitute, oil, and sweetener with a wire whisk or electric mixer.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until just mixed. Batter may be lumpy.
  • Fold in nuts or berries or chocolate chips.
  • Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 2/3 cup of batter onto the center of the iron. Close lid.
  • Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle and serve with non-hydrogenated margarine (I like Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread) and real maple syrup or honey. Other serving suggestions: spread with peanut butter or top with fresh berries and vegan whipped cream or vegan ice cream.
  • If you have extra batter, either store it in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two OR go ahead and cook up some more waffles and freeze them in Ziploc bags. Then toast for a weekday morning treat!

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Nutrition

Serving: 130gCalories: 299.7kcalCarbohydrates: 15.7gProtein: 5gFat: 25.5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 414.4mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 9g
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